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Fighting Vampires in the Wild West

Co-Op Monthly Round-Up for October 2022

Hey, you! Yes, you over there! You need to stop that! Another month down the drain and we once again didn't have nearly enough time to play even a fraction of all those sweet new releases this month. So either stop publishing new stuff or stop time itself. Doesn't matter as long as the result is us having more chances to play games with our friends. All those survival horror games hitting the Steam Store don't play themselves after all and now we need to switch over to the Christmas events starting up in our favorite titles. So even less time to enjoy that barrage of new games still coming.

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This limited edition cabinet promises true arcade quality and 3 co-op classics!

Arcade1Up Opens Preorders for Killer Instinct PRO Series Arcade Cabinet (with Battletoads)

Arcade1Up has released numerous 3/4-scale arcade cabinets over the years, with my favorite being the Golden Axe: Revenge of Death Adder cabinet. Even the coolest cabinets like that one, however, only feature 17-inch monitors. That's what makes the announcement of the Killer Instinct PRO Series Arcade Cabinet so exciting. The Pro cabinet includes a 19-inch screen, SuzoHapp stick and buttons, and improved speakers. It will feature not just both Killer Instinct arcade games, but also the arcade, NES, and Genesis versions of Battletoads!

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  • playstation 4
  • xbox one
  • nintendo switch
  • playstation 5
  • xbox series
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Team up with friends to play as Asterix, Obelix, Asterix, and Obelix!

'Asterix & Obelix XXXL: The Ram from Hibernia' Unleashes 4-Player Co-op

Last year, we happened across Asterix & Obelix: Slap Them All!, a cartoon-style beat 'em up featuring the beloved European comics character, Asterix the Gaul. That brawler was delightful, and, it turns out, only the tip of the iceberg. There are plenty of Asterix games in the sea, including the newly released Asterix & Obelix XXXL:...

by Paul Acevedo 0
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  • pc
  • online
Hop in sleek mechs and fight alongside friends to stop alien invaders!

VOIDCRISIS escapes from Early Access, Out Now on Steam

VOIDCRISIS, the mech-themed "tower offense" from HexaDrive, emerged on Steam Early Access a few months ago. After a string of updates, the game has finally graduated from Early Access and reached official launch status. As an online co-op focused title, VOIDCRISIS will still see regular updates for the foreseeable future. We played severa...

by Paul Acevedo 0
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  • nintendo switch
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The upcoming Switch exclusive will offer 2 different co-op modes!

New Details Pop Up for Puzzle Bobble Everybubble, Coming to Switch This Spring

Back in August, Taito and ININ Games announced Puzzle Bobble Everybubble, a Switch-exclusive installment in the venerable Puzzle Bobble series. This one will be the first game in the series to feature 4-player local co-op. Not only that, Everybubble will also add a unique 2vs2 Battle Mode which is playable against other players or the CPU. 2vs2 Battle Mode is one of several new details announced by ININ today.

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  • playstation 4
  • xbox one
  • playstation 5
  • xbox series
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Bustin' makes me feel alright

Ghostbusters: Spirits Unleashed Impressions

Illfonic's latest 4v1 multiplayer game, Ghostbusters: Spirits Unleashed, arrived last week to scratch that certain itch you've been feeling for a while now. You know the one; you strap on a Proton Pack, pull out your PKE Meter, crank the Ray Parker Jr tunes, and destroy just a few chandeliers while trapping a class-five full-roaming vapor.

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Get a mini Sega arcade cabinet with 23 vertical-screen games!

Limited Run Opens Preorders for the Sega Astro City Mini V Arcade Cabinet

A few months ago, Sega launched the Astro City Mini V in Japan. The Astro City Mini V is a miniature arcade cabinet with a vertical screen, so it excels at playing vertically-scrolling shoot 'em ups. 23 games are included on the unit, including several co-op shmups like Raiden, Out Zone, Gunbird, and more. Classic gaming fans no longer have to import the Astro City Mini V from Japan, as Limited Run is now offering the unit and accessories for preorder!

by Paul Acevedo 0
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Get a deal on Warrior Blade and other classic brawlers for iiRcade!

iiRcade Puts More than 40 Arcade Beat 'em Ups and Action Games on Sale This Week

iiRcade is a home arcade cabinet/console for which gamers can legally purchase hundreds of classic arcade games. Sales are infrequent on the platform, which makes this week's sale all the more special. Right now, iiRcade has knocked 30 percent off of tons of games, including over 40 co-op classics! It's a great time to pick up games like Warrior Blade: Rastan Saga III, Elevator Action Returns, The Combatribes, and many more.

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Preorder this super limited edition record with lots of cool cover songs!

Upcoming Vinyl Album from The OneUps Features Songs from TMNT II: The Arcade Game and More

The OneUps are a video game music cover band that has been around for 20 years now. That's a long time! To celebrate their anniversary, the band is releasing a limited edition vinyl album called 20. It will feature 8 of the OneUps' best songs, including one from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Arcade Game! Check out our quick impressions before you preorder the super limited-edition record.

by Paul Acevedo 0
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  • nintendo switch
  • couch
Recruit friends to play the festival circuit in the first 4-player Taiko game!

Taiko no Tatsujin: Rhythm Festival Co-op Review

Bandai Namco’s Taiko no Tatsujin series of drum-based rhythm games has appeared on every major console this generation, but none more than Nintendo Switch. Taiko no Tatsujin: Rhythm Festival marks the franchise’s fourth Switch entry. This installment kicks things up a notch with the new 4-player co-op DON-Chan Band mode, the addictive G...

by Paul Acevedo 0
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Get ready to blast Japanese ghosts and ghouls with friends in 2023!

Aksys Announces 'Spooky Spirit Shooting Gallery,' a Yokai-Themed Shooter for Switch

Aksys Games recently conducted an event called "All Aksys" on Twitch.  During the event, the publisher announced several new Nintendo Switch games. Of those titles, Spooky Spirit Shooting Gallery will support 3-player local co-op! A port of a Japanese light gun arcade game, Spooky Spirit Shooting Gallery lets players team up to blast all manner of Japanese yokai (spirits and monsters). It's due for an English release in 2023.

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